• Temporary
  • Toronto

Website Lumenus Community Services

Speech & Language Assistant
Fixed Term Full-time

Toronto, ON, CA

Lumenus Community Services is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We value a recruitment and selection process that is inclusive and barrier-free and we encourage applications from all individuals including, but not limited to, all cultures, religions, racialized communities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

Lumenus believes that immunization against COVID-19 is an individual and societal responsibility and that we must do everything possible to protect our clients, families, employees, students, volunteers and contractors against the spread of COVID-19. As a condition of employment, proof of full vaccination or exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code must be submitted to Human Resources seven (7) calendar days prior to start date.

Lumenus Community Services is hiring one full-time fixed term Speech–Language Assistant to join our Preschool Speech and Language Program on the Community Based Early Years Team. Services are primarily delivered at agency locations, but can also take place in alternate community settings, in childcare settings, and in client homes, both virtual and in-person services are provided as part of the program. Under the supervision of a Speech-Language Pathologist, the Speech-Language Assistant will provide speech and language intervention services to preschool children and their families, consistent with the standards and professional ethics of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.

Lumenus Community Services is a dynamic and growing agency. We offer a competitive salary, ongoing training, and career development opportunities!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Treatment/Intervention/Parent Training

Follow documented treatment plans developed by the supervising Speech-Language Pathologist;
Initiate, plan and develop speech and language therapy materials under the supervision of a Speech-Language Pathologist;
Provide individual and/or group intervention sessions which includes coaching and modeling to parents/caregivers;
Provision of  parent education in individual and/or group format;
Document client performance (e.g., succinct progress notes) to provide to the supervising Speech-Language Pathologist;
Generate progress summary at the end of each therapy block for children receiving individual /group therapy – this is provided to the Speech-Language Pathologist to review and co-sign.
Consultation

Under supervision of the Speech-Language Pathologist, provide consultative services to family members, other caregivers and community agencies (e.g., childcares, EarlyON)  in person and over the phone
Service Coordination and Referral

When necessary and with parental consent, communicate with other persons working with the child and/or family;
When necessary and with parental consent, support  referrals to outside professionals;
Participate in meetings as necessary for intake, transition to school, etc.
Administration

Maintain clinical statistics on CYSIS system;
Complete reports and statistics as necessary;
Participate in quality improvement programs;
Promote preschool speech and language  services and programs within the community;
Assist in the maintenance and selection of equipment and supplies;
Participate in regular staff meetings, agency meetings, and committees;
Comply with agency policies and procedures.
Professional Development

Contribute to a climate conducive to personal and professional growth;
Participate in continuing education programs as well as read and review materials relevant to the delivery of speech and language services;
Plan, develop, implement and participate in educational programs for clients, caregivers, groups, and agencies;
Participate in professional memberships and groups as appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS:

A Graduate Diploma or Degree in Communicative Disorders (i.e. CDA Diploma Graduate), Or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university and a member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E. required);
Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children aged 6 months to 4 years, including children with multiple needs, and their families (parents, caregivers, guardians);
Knowledge of  communication disorders and delays in children;
Knowledge of mental health and developmental/social-emotional needs in children (e.g, autism, developmental delay).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Good planning, organizing and problem solving skills;
Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams both within the agency and the community;
Knowledge of early childhood development and current effective intervention strategies;
Working knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Teams,, Microsoft word, Boardmaker and Internet;
Keen observational skills;
Flexibility in service delivery to a wide variety of settings and families.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Flexibility to work evenings and some weekends, with varied hours;
Satisfactory clearance under the Vulnerable Sector Screening program;
Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are strongly recommended.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants are invited to visit our website at https://lumenus.ca/careers/ and submit their cover letter and resume through our Career Centre on or before May 13, 2022.

We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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